Music Box Report Card: My Favorite CDs of 2011

(Hey, I'm my own worst editor, so beware my pontificating. If you wanna edit me pro bono, I'm all ears. Call me.) Though my lack of writing of late has more to do with my ADD than it does with any laziness to share my opinion (something I rarely have any problem with), it’s hard … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: My Favorite CDs of 2011

Music Box Report Card: Baker’s Dozen 2010 – The Beauties (…and the Beasts…)

When it comes to music - as well as other art forms - I often depend on trusted sources to enlighten me. Friends, of course, are key. I'll also spelunk the internet, read music journalists I admire, and even browse iTunes - all to turn me on to something new and exciting. The fact that … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: Baker’s Dozen 2010 – The Beauties (…and the Beasts…)

Reasons To Be GLEEful

Some quick thoughts on this year's Emmy Awards nominations. With 19 nods, TVs latest phenom, the enchanting wunderkind GLEE leads the pack at this years Emmy race, and as an unabashedly proud GLEEK, I couldn’t be happier (only HBOs miniseries THE PACIFIC garnered more noms - twenty-four!!!) Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison were shoo-ins for … Continue reading Reasons To Be GLEEful

Music Box Report Card: 2009 ~ La Belle…et La Betes…

Hasn't been a stellar year for CDs. Well, rather than blame the output, I'll blame myself.  It hasn't been a year I've spent hunting or gathering or submerging myself in new music. Whereas, in any given year, I'd hear hundreds of new releases, I've barely reached the one hundred mark in 2009.  And the copious amount of … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: 2009 ~ La Belle…et La Betes…

Music Box: Best And Worst of 2008

It's another year for the self-involved, pretentious, wannabe critics to compile their Best & Worst lists across the blogosphere, the tabloids, the social networks, the TV screens and the mirrors.  So, why shouldn't I partake?  I mean, I've been doing it for too many years to recall an exact time frame, but I'm sure longer … Continue reading Music Box: Best And Worst of 2008

Music Box Report Card: The Best Albums of 2005

I figure I’d give this whole blogging thing a whirl – so many people are doing it, so I figure, what the hell. And what a perfect time, too! I’m sitting here, at home, fading into perpetual boredom, out on 6 weeks medical leave for a meniscus problem. So how better to bide my time … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: The Best Albums of 2005